Hey gourd-eous, nothing quite signals the coming of Fall like the changing colors of foliage. You don’t even have to leaf the city to immerse yourself with extraordinary fall foliage. SERRA by Birreria on the Eataly’s rooftop in the Flatiron District has transformed into SERRA d’Autunno. This picture perfect autumn sanctuary is filled with warm, earthy toned leaves. We are excited to share SERRA d’Autunno with you.
We dined at SERRA Fiorita last season. The colorful, feminine pink paradise has now morphed into a “autumnal greenhouse” in the Italian countryside. The room was filled with fiery auburn and amber maple leaves.
The restaurant features a rustic menu complete with fall cocktails and seasonal Italian plates with a particular focus on squash and apple. Executive Chef, Tom Bohan, sources ingredients from artisan Italian producers and local U.S. farms.
We were excited to dine off their Media and Influencer Tasting Menu.
You can build-your-own apple cider and order your drink hot, cold, spice or spiked with Whiskey, Bourbon, Brandy or liquor of your choice. Instagram-worthy pumpkin, apple and pomegranate cocktails are served in hollowed-out fruits. We selected a Trebbiano to pair with our brunch. This white Italian wine was refreshing and was the perfect way to say hello to fall.
Assistant General Manager, William Bernstein explained each course as it arrived to the table. We started with the Crispy Calamari Fritti and Kale Insalata with Pecorino Crisps. It was a great combination.
Our Primi was a creamy, decadent Butternut Squash Risotto.
Our Secondi were Pollo, which was roasted to perfection and Pesce, a swordfish with a delightful relish.
We highly recommend a visit to Serra d’Autunno before it transforms into its Winter rendition.
I love Italian food; it’s soulful like French food. Italian food is original and homey; it’s market-driven, but also can be locally sourced.
– Daniel Boulud